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Another container block train has been launched from Xi’an city of the People’s Republic of China heading west to Europe.

Another container block train has been launched from Xi’an city of the People’s Republic of China heading west to Europe. A destination point of the train consisting of 42 containers is Prague, a capital city of the Czech Republic. This train, which runs along the Trans-Caspian International Transportation Route, will be the first ever freight train to reach Europe travelling uninterruptedly via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad and further the Marmaray railway tunnel in Turkey. That is to say, the container block train from Xi’an to Prague will uninterruptedly travel from Baku to Europe only by rail. The solemn ceremony of welcoming the travelling train is expected to take ...

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The Electronic Portal of the Coordinating Council on Transit Freight was created

The event on presentation of official website of the Coordinating Council on Transit Freight was held in Baku Business Center on March 9.with the participation of relevant public bodies and transportation companies.

In his speech, Deputy Minister of Economy, Mr. Sahil Babayev stressed the realization of a number of large-scale projects aimed at increasing, the transit potential of our country, launch of the largest on the Caspian basin Baku International Sea Trade Port and Baku Shipbuilding Plant, significance of projects on reconstruction of Baku-Boyuk Kesik railway and building of Baku-Tbilis-Kars railway line. It was noted that The Coordinating Council on Transit Freight was ...

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Transit freight problems that caused by unfavorable weather condition are solved

Appropriate steps are taken by the Coordinating Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Transit Freight to form more favorable conditions for the transportation of transit of cargo. Thus, as a result of simplifying transit procedures and lowering cost of service fees for departures and arrivals of truck trailers directed from Azerbaijan to Aktau port of Kazakhstan, and Turkmenbashi port of Turkmenistan, transit costs were reduced approximately by 40 percent. The consistent and systematic works continue in direction of expanding opportunities for transit freight passing through the territory of Azerbaijan.

It should be noted that the number of truck trailers which carried the ...

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The Coordinating Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Transit Freight held its next meeting

According to the instructions of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev on increasing transit attractiveness of the country and settling more favorable conditions for transit freight the regulation process of transit services continues.

Transit tariffs for railway transportation and transshipment services of oil and oil products for several routes passing through the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan were approved by Coordinating Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Transit Freight based on proposals of "Azerbaijan Railways" CJSC, "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping" CJSC and country's marine terminals. Approved tariffs include all costs related to the ...

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Procedures for transit freight have been simplified

To form more favorable conditions for the transportation of transit cargo, relevant steps have been taken by the Coordinating Council on Transit Freight.  Thus, as a result of simplifying transit procedures and lowering cost of service fees for departures and arrivals of truck trailers directed from Azerbaijan to Aktau port of Kazakhstan, and Turkmenbashi port of Turkmenistan, transit costs were reduced approximately by 40 percent.

The shipping rate on the round trip for Baku-Aktau-Baku reduced by 20 percent and determined as 2100 USD. As a result, the cost of round trip for each truck trailer will be around 2600 USD.

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Azerbaijan-Georgia relations in the area of transit freight are expanding

On November 30, the Minister of Economy and Industry, Shahin Mustafayev received a delegation led by Dimitri Kumsishvili, the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, who was on a visit to Baku with his invitation.

The current state of economic relations and prospects of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Georgia, as well as improving the efficiency and the expansion of relations in the area of transit cargo transportation between Azerbaijan and Georgia were discussed during the meeting.

The Minister Shahin Mustafayev noted that the cooperation between the two countries in political, economic and humanitarian spheres is developing successfully. The ...

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The Coordinating Council on Transit Freight held its first meeting

First meeting of the Coordinating Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Transit Freight was held at Baku Business Center in November 13th 2015.

In his speech, Minister of Economy and Industry, Chairman of the Coordinating Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Transit Freight, Mr. Shahin Mustafayev stressed that economic diversification and development of non-oil sector is the social-economic priority area of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Currently, about 70% of the economy falls into account of non-oil sector. Development of non-oil sector is one of the main objectives in "Azerbaijan 2020: Vision of the Future" Development Concept and the works done according ...

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